How to format your references using the Neuropsychology citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Neuropsychology. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Schwarz, U. D. (2015). Tribology. Tracking antiwear film formation. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6230), 40–41.
A journal article with 2 authors
Webster, C. R., & Heymsfield, A. J. (2003). Water isotope ratios D/H, 18O/16O, 17O/16O in and out of clouds map dehydration pathways. Science (New York, N.Y.), 302(5651), 1742–1745.
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhao, W., Luo, J., & Jiao, S. (2014). Comprehensive characterization of cancer subtype associated long non-coding RNAs and their clinical implications. Scientific Reports, 4, 6591.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Lange, O. F., Lakomek, N.-A., Farès, C., Schröder, G. F., Walter, K. F. A., Becker, S., Meiler, J., Grubmüller, H., Griesinger, C., & de Groot, B. L. (2008). Recognition dynamics up to microseconds revealed from an RDC-derived ubiquitin ensemble in solution. Science (New York, N.Y.), 320(5882), 1471–1475.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Callahan, K. R., Stetz, G. S., & Brooks, L. M. (2011). Project Management Accounting. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Houdré, C., Mason, D. M., Reynaud-Bouret, P., & Rosiński, J. (Eds.). (2016). High Dimensional Probability VII: The Cargèse Volume (Vol. 71). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Agarwal, R. P., Perera, K., & Pinelas, S. (2011). Complex Functions. In K. Perera & S. Pinelas (Eds.), An Introduction to Complex Analysis (pp. 28–36). Springer US.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Neuropsychology.

Blog post
Hale, T. (2015, October 22). Beavers Are Awesome For Ecological Conservation. IFLScience; IFLScience.


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office. (1993). Airline Competition: Higher Fares and Less Competition Continue at Concentrated Airports (RCED-93-171). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Laffitte, L. (2012). A Comparison of Pull-Out and Co-Teaching Models on the Reading Performance of Third through Fifth Grade Elementary Students with a Diagnosed Specific Learning Disability in Reading [Doctoral dissertation]. Pepperdine University.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Johnson, G. (2016, April 5). Recognizing the Artifice in Artificial Intelligence. New York Times, D5.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Schwarz, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Schwarz, 2015; Webster & Heymsfield, 2003).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Webster & Heymsfield, 2003)
  • Three authors: (Zhao et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Lange et al., 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleNeuropsychology
ISSN (print)0894-4105
ISSN (online)1931-1559
ScopeNeuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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